Day 10 of the Ultimate Blogging Challenge and the letter I for the AtoZ Blogging Challenge
Imagination is more important than knowledge ~ Albert Einstein
Do you think Einstein was right?
Here are my thoughts on that.
The greatest inventions over the centuries were the culmination of dreams and fantasies that visionaries dared to convert into reality. And once real, that became knowledge.
Though knowledge facilitates improvement, it is imagination that creates.
Knowledge stays within the boundaries of what we know, imagination takes you beyond the limits of the mind.
Knowledge gives you the ability to experience what is known, imagination allows you to experience anything you can dream of and desire.
Knowledge is inspiring but imagination is exciting and daring.
Knowledge is the amalgamation of thoughts and experiences of many, imagination is yours and yours alone.
When I was young I had imagined a time when I would write. I loved to write but my teacher told me I wasn't good at it and the marks he gave me reflected his observation of my writing.
But my dream of writing never left my mind. Then the internet opened up and provided the perfect medium for my creative desires. Perhaps this (the internet) was the culmination of collective consciousness of the dreamers who imagined a time when they could write and share their dreams when so many told them that would never occur. Something to ponder over.
This song always come to mind whenever I think of imagination. John Lennon imagined a world that was peaceful and captured his dream in his song "Imagine".
Some of the words in this song are a little controversial and I mulled over whether to post it or not. And then about 2 seconds ago, someone posted a pic of John Lennon via "Knowledge is power" on Facebook. How coincidental that my post is also on imagination and knowledge (or is it????).
But that confirmed for me to post it, so here it is ...
Today I am grateful for all the visionaries (great and small) who dared to dream and had the courage and perseverance to make their dream a reality.
I'm also grateful that my imagination runs wild at times and I hope yours does too.